Friday, October 15, 2010

Passenger side brakes

Lately, I have been lucky enough to have a ride to school just about every day, instead of needing to take the bus. It is really nice because it saves SO MUCH TIME. The down side is I am usually traveling to work when the roads are relatively busy. Busy roads equals white knuckling the door handle and pressing on my imaginary passenger side brake.

Any one else have one of those?

I have talked about the roads here before. They are CRAZY to say the least. And we live in a small town. If we lived in a city, I am wondering if my imaginary brakes would have worn out the floor by now. Between busses, bicycles, motorcycles, pedistrians, dogs, and people trying to park and dodge one another, it feels like we are in an 'obstacle course for you life' EVERY SINGLE DAY. Like, bah hahahaha, let's see if they can make it today: TRUCK WITH NO BRAKE LIGHTS, POTHOLE, SLOW BUS, BAM, CONSTRUCTION WITH NO SIGN CAUSING SLAMMING OF BRAKES. And that is all within the space of about 30 seconds. I wish I could make this up.

My husband used to get upset with me because my movement of hitting my brakes (along with the little *gasp*) used to startle him. Lately he has been handling it better. Meaning he laughs and tells me that I need to get my brakes checked, they aren't working.

But with an accident history like mine, combined with the 'obstacle course for your life' drive to work, any girl would need her imaginary brakes!

9 comments:

l_gregory said...
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Leah said...

I totally know how you feel! Imagine Sao Paulo!

Linds said...

Jesus don't get me started! I am more afraid of dying in a car accident than I am of being robbed x 1000!

Elena B. said...

Oh.my.gosh. the driving really is so nerve wracking! On my last visit Brazil my boyfriend's arents asked if I drive, and I said, yes, I do at home, but I NEVER would here (as in bahia/brazil) and they seeme surprised. hah!

Vanessa Rogers said...

I haven't been to Brazil, but Lima driving was insane. Is it worse than that or about on par. I wonder how those people survive!!

; ^ ) said...

It sounds just like
Miami!
UGH...
:)

Whitney said...

ha imaginary brake! Love it!

Kaci said...

HA! Thanks for visiting ImPossible Stories

Anonymous said...

I can relate my son in law was to tired to drive. I drove from BH to Ipatinga on 381. Nothing quite like it in the US. It helped that I was a passenger a few times before that. Ipatinga is pretty tame